Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:26:20 +0000
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZWhen at a Paris cafe, to tip or not to tip? Here's a guide on tipping at restaurants, in taxis, at hotels and more in Paris and France.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZFrance has the best smart and stylish naturist resorts, and the coastline and weather. Discover the best naturist and nudism resorts in France.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThe language barrier might prevent you from ordering the right coffee on the menu. Find out how to order coffee in France, be it a cafe au lait or espresso.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZPlanning a trip to France in the winter? It's a great time to visit, so here's what to expect. All you need to know from cheap airfares to winter sports, fun festivals and Christmas fairs.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZIn planning your first trip to France, here are seven things to avoid that might make your visit less enjoyable.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZFrance in February can be beautiful, and whatever you choose it to be. Ski in the famous resorts; take in the carnivals and shop for bargains in the annual sales.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZA guide to visiting France and Paris in October. What to pack, what to look out for, what the weather might do and some highlights from a very busy French calendar.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThere are 7 main mountain ranges of France, running from the mighty Alps to the granite Morvan in Burgundy. All are both winter and summer playgrounds.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZTop 10 Nice attractions from the Promenade des Anglais to the Matisse Museum. Nice is a fabulous city to visit all year round.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZFrance has beautiful rivers flowing through its towns and villages. The longest rivers flow into the sea. Here are the top five, plus a few more.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZCap d'Agde's Naturist Quarter is a nudist village unto itself, with its own grocery stores, bank, bakeries, nightclubs, yacht harbor and more.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZTry these saving tips for a budget stay in France. Check out lodging options, dining options, City Passes and public transport.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZIf you visit France one thing is certain: you'll be spending money. Make sure you get the most bang for your euro by following these DOs and DON'Ts to exchange euros.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThe French Riviera on the Mediterranean Cote d'Azur coast is one of the most popular visitor destinations in France. It's easy to see why.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZDiscover the top ten sites in Provence. See Roman marvels, the Pope's Palace in Avignon, and national parks, river gorges and abbeys set in peaceful fields of lavender.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZWant to bank naked? Shop naked? Dine naked? Buy baguettes at a brasserie naked? Visit Cap d'Agde, the world's capital of nudism.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZGuide to the top 6 things to do in Antibes from a walk through the old town to the Provencal market, from the Cap d'Antibes to Marineland and more.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThere are plenty of stereotypes about the French but don't be fooled by myths and urban legends. Here's the list of some of the most popular, and counter-claims from us.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZGo naked or topless in France where it's the norm on many beaches. Find out what you need to know before you expose all in this bare-skin-friendly country.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZCheck the TGV route map for destinations and times to major cities in France. The TGV high-speed train serves most major cities of France. It also connects with express and local trains and connects to other European countries.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZWhen in France, if you do as the French do you will probably have a much more enjoyable experience. Besides, is it really so bad to enjoy a long lunch? Or have your coffee in the cafe instead of rushing around with a to-go cup. Don't fight the French system, embrace the culture and you will look far less like a tourist.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZConsult this essential vacation packing checklist before your trip so you don't leave home without crucial items.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZMay is a wonderful month to visit France. Here is a guide to events, festivals and activities to keep visitors busy, including the Cannes Film Festival.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZApril is a wonderful month to visit France. Check out this guide to the weather, what to pack, and what to see as Spring arrives in France.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZStrasbourg is the ultimate European city. It has flavours of both France and Germany, and sits right on the border of the two countries.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZWeather in France can be crucial to your vacation. Get detailed weather data on major French cities to plan your trip including rainfall, snow and temperatures..
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThe South of France is a relaxing and beautiful place, an amazing mix of large cities, coastal towns and hilltop villages. This tour itinerary takes you through the best of the region.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZUsing a toilet may seem the simplest of tasks, but French plumbing can catch you out. Find out what forms the johns take, how to flush, how much it might cost and more.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZChristmas markets bring a wonderful sparkle to cities and towns throughout France. Here are the 2015-2016 dates for the top French Christmas Markets.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZMarch can be the last chance until fall to visit France on a budget. Here's a guide to weather, events and celebrations in March.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZWhen entering France, there is a limit on items tourists can bring into the country without paying a duty. Here are some tips on customs regulations in France.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThere are several differences between the French table manners and eating habits and American dinner etiquette. Here is a comparison.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZNorth France is famous for its Christmas Markets which are varied and exciting with plenty of Brits stocking up for the holiday season. Here are the region's top markets.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZA Guide to France in November, what to pack, what weather to expect and some of the exciting festivals and events to look out for.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZFrance in September is a glorious month with less crowds and great weather. Here's a guide to what to see, what to pack and what the weather might do.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZWhen in France, do as the French. If you know the hours of shops, museums, attractions and restaurants you won't be caught out. Use this guide to typical opening hours.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZMake that next trip to France (or elsewhere in Europe) go as smoothly as possible. These are items that you simply must have before hitting France. Check this travel packing list of what to pack for a France trip.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThe quaint Ile Saint-Louis is a delightful island next to the Ile de la Cite. It's a wonderful oasis from the rush of the city, full of boutiques, cafes and restaurants. And it has its own ice cream.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThe French eat rich foods, drink lots of wine and smoke. So why are they so thin and fit? Find out about the French diet, and the secrets to why it works.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZGood, cheap restaurants in Nice. Try this guide to where you can eat great value food just like a local in the old town of Nice.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZAs the U.S. dollar dips in value and is worth less in euros, American travelers will have to fork over more cash for hotels, dining and shopping while in France and other European nations. Any trip to France means considering the issue of euro vs. dollar for American travelers.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZFrance tours provide a chance to enjoy sightseeing in France, whether you want a walking tour of one city or a major tour itinerary circling the country. Here is a list of top France tours, sightseeing tours and suggested France tour itineraries.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZPerpignan, near the Spanish border, is also part of Catalonia, the region that takes in both France and Spain. With its distinct identity, Perpignan is different from the other Mediterranean cities.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZFall is an ideal time to visit France when the trees are changing to their glorious autumn colours. This is also the grape harvest season with festivals around the country.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZOne of Nice's most divine pleasures is wandering the outdoor markets along the Cours Selaya. Find out the hours, details and themes for the various markets throughout Nice.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThe largest French cities feature a wide variety of wonderful French destinations, from the most-visited Paris to the Mediterranean city of Nice to the German-influenced Strasbourg. Here is a list of the largest French cities.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZGuide to Antibes on the Cote d'Azur in the south of France. It has everything: fortifications, winding streets, a great market, beaches and restaurants.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZFrance in December is a magical time with Christmas markets, sparkling streets and outdoor skating rinks. The skiing seasons starts and New Years Eve is a party.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZHere are my top 10 attractions and things to do in Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage City. It's beautiful, historic and vibrant, great for a short visit.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZCarcassonne is a perfect medieval city. Visit Europe's largest fortified city still standing today and one of France's major tourist draws.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZSaint-Tropez is a gorgeous resort on the Mediterranean coast. Discover what to do, what to see, its fabulous beaches and where to stay in this jewel in the south of France.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThe Languedoc-Roussillon Region of France is an undiscovered gem with breathtaking coastline, some of France's best cuisine, rich medieval history and amazing architecture.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZGet naughty during your next visit to Paris; visit the notorious Pigalle Place, an epicenter of sex shops, peep shows, strip clubs and the Moulin Rouge.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZNice is the Queen of the Riviera. But if you have time, try these easy days out from Nice and explore this wonderful part of southern France a little more. Start with Antibes.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZFrance is a bargain shopper's paradise if you know what to look for. Try the major outlet and discount malls dotted all round France, flea markets and local sales.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZOne of the best reasons to visit France is the wine. Here are top wine tours in different regions, plus wine routes and attractions.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZA visitor's guide to the top artists museums in and around Nice from Renoir to Chagall, plus suggestions of nearby restaurants.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZHere is the guide to the best-kept Paris shopping secrets. Check out how and where to shop for bargain fashions in Paris.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZYou'll find the best beaches on the eastern part of the Mediterranean between Saint-Tropez and Menton in this guide. Running along the Cote d'Azur, they range from small pebbled coves to sandy stretches.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThis 3-day Nice itinerary starts in the Old Town at the colourful Cours Saleya market. Then stroll the famous Promenade des Anglais, explore artists' houses and museums and take a day trip out.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZNice for Food Lovers. If you're a foodie, Nice on the Mediterranean coast is for you. Here is a guide to market shopping, restaurants and a great cooking class.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZTop 20 most popular French Cities for international visitors begins with Paris. The capital, the city of light, is one of the world's favorite destinations.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZProvence is a gorgeous region, and one of the most popular in France. Visit old abbeys in lavender fields, fortified villages on rocky hillsides, gorges, rivers and top castle hotels.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZYou'll find your own remote, undiscovered places, but here's my selections of the most underrated destinations in France, starting with the Auvergne.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThe Louvre Museum in Paris is immense and the most visited art museum in the world. Find out how to get the most out of a visit to the Louvre with this guide.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZAix-en-Provence is one of France's most beautiful cities. Check out this guide to the top cities you should visit, both large and small.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZVisit France in Januarywhen half the country celebrates the ski season in the glorious, snow-covered Alps and the other half enjoys the semi-annual sales.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZTop Ten Bistros in Nice - a visitor's guide to restaurants with traditional local and Provençal cooking
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZJune is a wonderful time to visit France with fewer crowds, beautiful weather, and great events. Find out more about visiting France in June.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZHere's a list of the best authentic French champagnes for every budget. You'll be set for the holidays, New Year's Eve, celebrations or just for fun.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZFrance's top car museums include the Schlumpf collection, the largest in the world. Check out where to see treasures like Panhards, De Dions, Benzs.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZAmerican tourists are concerned about not fitting in with inappropriate shoes. Find out what is and isn't appropriate for travelers when visiting France.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZRomantic Paris is one of the best cities in the world for couples and lovers. Find out the best spots to stay, eat, kiss and love your sweetheart.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZIf you know a francophile, delight him or her with a great France-themed gift basket. Here are step-by-step instructions, including links to compare prices on suggested items to use.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZIs France safe after the Bastille Day attack in Nice. Here is information to help you decide if you will travel to France this year and how to keep safe.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThe Moulin Rouge cabaret show is easily one of Paris' most famous nightlife activities, but tickets can be hard to get. Here are various tickets and packages.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZHow to Get from Paris to Reims, the capital city of Champagne in Champagne-Ardennes-Picardy by train and car. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThere are dozens of spas in France, ranging from upscale spa resort hotels to charming small spa villages that have relaxed visitors since the days of the Ancient Romans. Find out which spas are tops for your next ultra-relaxing vacation.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZFrance is a wonderful country to visit. But be prepared for the bad, the ugly and the smelly before your visit. Find out all the gory details to avoid.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThe Impressionist painter, Pierre Auguste Renoir, spent his last years at Les Collettes, a charming farmhouse, now the Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThe Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is rightly popular. The top ten attractions include chateaux, gardens, vineyards, food, wine and cycling the Loire route
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZRevisit the Middle Ages with a trip to one of Southern France's medieval villages, filled with castles, moats, spires and more.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZMoving to France is no easy decision, especially if you will need a visa to get permission. Despite the red tape, expense, and extensive effort involved, it really is worth it to move to France. Here are the top reasons to move to France.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZMost of the world credits the invention of sparkling wine to the Champagne region, and to Dom Perignon. The legend, and possible real story, is far more interesting. According to Limoux natives, it was really invented there when Blanquette was created. When the great dom passed through, he stole the idea, they allege. No matter who is right, Limoux is a lovely small town with a big heart in the Languedoc. It is home to one of Europe's most popular Carnavals.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZHotel Eve is the only hotel in Cap d'Agde's popular naturist quarter. The hotel has renovated rooms and suites, heated pool, super-friendly staff, and a spa. Here are the pros and cons of this nudist lodging.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZFind out how and if you can use your cell phone in France. Plus tips on how to rent a phone in France and buying a SIM Card, all of which will save you money.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZLille is one of north France’s most delightful cities. The capital of French Flanders is full of attractions in the city and nearby. Here is my list of the best.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZBargain shopping in France. Check out the outlet and discount shopping in Troyes, the Factory Shopping Center of France.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZFrance used to be heaven for smokers; remember all those old films with smoky, sexy interiors? No longer. Read about the smoking bans in France before reaching for your cigarette.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZTop 10 great things to do in France range from tasting authentic France to sampling bubbly, from walking the great trails with a donkey to visiting the Loire Valley
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZWith the euro building strength, especially against the dollar, it can make a trip to France and other European countries too expensive. There are lots of ways to cheat that bad euro exchange rate, just by simply making euro-saving decisions on where to go, when to go, where to stay, where to eat and what to do. Here are tips on saving euros in a bad exchange rate.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZVisit a Champagne house or a vineyard. Here is the guide to visiting Pommery and other champagne houses in Reims, in Epernay and Troyes..
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZRoman France or Gaul was vitally important to the ancient Roman Empire. The ancient Romans built magnificent cities and left superb engineering works. Here is my list of the top Roman sites.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZFrench cuisine has UNESCO World Heritage status. Check this guide to choosing a restaurant, dishes and drinks, restaurant etiquette, tipping and kids meals.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZMontpellier, France is a bustling and vibrant city in the South of France often overshadowed by neighbouring cities in Provence,but it is well worth a visit.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThe magnificent castles or chateaux that line the mighty River Loire are a major attraction in summer. But happily, some stay open in the winter as well. And in winter, you have the rooms to yourselves so you feel the ghosts of the great figures of the past walking beside you through the echoing, empty rooms. Here are four of the most magnificent that remain open.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZNice Carnival is one of the oldest carnivals in the world. It's a glorious 12-day party taking over the Queen of the Riviera. Different days from February 11 to 26, 2017.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZPacking light, especially if you will visit more than once city or taking the train, is an art. Use this article to find out how to pack light, and have fun in France.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZThe Cours Saleya flower and vegetable market in the Old Town of Nice has wonderful fresh produce and pavement cafes. See all on this walking tour of the Cours Saleya.
2016-09-28T11:26:20ZPeople might claim the French are rude, but they are very pleasant, polite and helpful. Follow these tips for bringing out the nice side of the French.